Brembo Celebrates the “First Pour” at its New Cast Iron Foundry In Escobedo, Mexico

Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology, had a successful first pour at its all-new cast iron foundry in Escobedo, Mexico today.

• The facility will cast iron rotors for Brembo’s nearby disc machining plant
• Melting capacity of approximately 70,000 tons per year
• Cast iron foundry is 269,000 square feet
• Aluminum calipers have been in production at Escobedo since October 2016
• $131 million investment between the two Escobedo facilities
• Between the two facilities Brembo has created 700 new jobs since November of 2016
• Second North American foundry operation, first operates in Homer, Michigan (266,000 square feet) which opened in 2015

The first pour is a preliminary test of the facility that ensures all systems are functioning properly and is the first step in testing the foundry’s full production line in anticipation of the facility’s production ramp up. During this test, the foundry’s furnaces were charged and the molten raw material from these furnaces was poured into a mold for the first time.

All systems in Brembo’s new cast iron foundry performed as expected. The cast iron foundry now joins Brembo’s adjacent aluminum foundry where the company has been making its trademark lightweight, high-performance, aluminum brake calipers for over a year.

It is the ninth foundry in Brembo’s worldwide foundry network and the second cast iron foundry Brembo has built in North America.

Brembo began production in its iron foundry in Homer, Michigan last year.

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